View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 28 June 2010

Monday 28 June

Tropical storm Alex is getting its act together for a hit on the Rio Grande later this week: around 90 knots (105 mph) of wind and a heck of a lot of rain. Take care if you're down there. Here in Stornoway, it may be mild (16C) but not sunny and quite windy. That does not stop the visitors from flocking to these islands - it is as busy as ever.

Football? Holland went through against Slovakia, beating the East Europeans 2-1. They will now face Brazil, who are beating Chile 3-0. Never thought I'd be reduced to blogging about football. Oh well, swept away in the general excitement (not), I suppose.

I've spent the day looking up details of Canadian combatants in the First World War, who originated in the Isle of Lewis. It was more a case of double-checking, as I found myself correcting quite a few minor transcription errors.